Grandma Fagin and the Artful Harper

Posted Oct 31 2011

One of the greatest joys of being a grandmother is having, once again, an opportunity to teach small children useful skills. So I was pretty tickled the last time I visited my grandkids to help them learn a little something about money. We were at a Mexican restaurant when the kids spied a gumball machine […]

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The High Cost of Regulation

Posted Oct 24 2011

I keep hearing how the high cost of government regulation is destroying American businesses. Only, sometimes the number I hear is HUGE ($1.75 trillion) and other times it actually seems pretty reasonable ($73 billion). So, which is it? And why the discrepancy? Let’s talk about the smaller number first. For 2008, the annual figure released […]

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Web Wednesday: Mr. Rivet

Posted Oct 19 2011

Over the weekend I was cruising the Web, doing a little research for a short story, when I came across a link to a site called Mr. Rivet. After invoking my usual pre-Internet linking prayer (please, God, don’t let this be a porn site), I found this. It’s a really terrific cartoon by a guy […]

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My Little Town Tuesday: Shoot ‘Em Up

Posted Oct 11 2011 in

Last week an insurance adjuster was out to check out some hail damage to our roof. He didn’t find any significant haiil damage, but in the course of his investigations, he did find this little beauty embedded in our shingles. In case you can’t tell, it’s a .30 millimeter bullet. Why did I have a […]

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Thought Food Thursday: Dorothy Neville

Posted Oct 6 2011

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave usnaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. You said it, sister.

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Dale Jr.’s Picks

Posted Oct 2 2011

As I was making up a bowl of my delicious chicken salad from the leftover scraps of the chicken I roasted last Sunday, I noticed a folded love note on top of the mayonnaise jar. “Look inside for Dale Jr. Family Favorites,” it said. So I peeled it from the lid and checked out what […]

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